July 18, 2009

#175: Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince

This week we wrap up our first Harry Potter arc with discussion of the newly-released Half-Blood Prince. Highlights: we decide that Draco is small-E-evil, note that Bellatrix is absolutely insane, discuss Harry’s actions at the critical moment (and their difference from the book), question whether Dumbledore could have controlled the situation sans Snape’s vow, marvel at how the Death Eaters’ destruction of Olivanders will affect the wizard world for years to come, get seriously pissed when the burrow burns, enjoy seeing our favorite characters grow up (and hook up), note how relationships are every bit as important as saving the world (to a 16-year-old), have a great time listening to musical guest Swish & Flick, and take more great listener calls.

4 Responses to "#175: Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince"
  1. John says:

    Haven’t listened yet. Will listen Monday at work, but saw Half-Blood twice. Wensday midnight and just got back from Sunday evening.

  2. Melissa says:

    I enjoyed your HP podcasts and am a fairly new listener. I started listening so I could figure out Battlestar Galactica, which I did not watch until the final season. I am an adult HP geek and I thought that your new, non-rabid views of HP were refreshing. But your grasp of the character’s houses and other minutaie is medium…Did Sean realize that Luna Lovegood (his proposed fictional girlfriend) is a Ravenclaw and Cedric Diggory of the fourth movie/book was a Hufflepuff?

  3. Pike says:

    @Melissa The podcast is done very much off the top of their heads. Hit the forums to see the Hive Mind correct them on everything they get wrong 😉

    Alternately, give them a call. As you heard this last ‘cast, they’ll likely play it.

  4. Melissa says:

    @ Pike: Thanks and will do in the future when I have time to explore more of the site.

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